- Mr Chen’s home Taiwan dry storage
- Thick, sweet, complex taste
- Calming and patient Qi
There’s actually a lot of old tea in Taiwan at much more reasonable prices than in mainland China, unfortunately most of what is found in Taiwan is too wet stored. Mr Chen, a personal friend of ours, old time collector, bought a few tongs of various teas during the 90s and early 2000s (before prices skyrocketed), and has been storing them in his home (dryly!) since.
This kind of tea in China sells for crazy money, it’s very lucky we’ve access to these at all, Mr Chen has sold them to us at a very generous price and we pass the great deal on to you.
This yellow mark (identified as a recipe close to a 8582 although it has more elegant taste than the usual 8582) has great quality leaves (just look at the pictures) with good strength, the combination makes for the proper 90s aged taste. The dry storage leaves a few different layers to the tea to enjoy.
For lovers of (strong) old tea and particularly dry-stored complex sheng puerh, this tea is a great find.
357g cakes nominal, weight loss over the years because of aging